Poll: Support for higher-ed bond act, increased judicial pension contributions

A Stockton Polling Institute poll shows that a majority of voters support the bond act for higher education infrastructure improvements, as well as another question requiring judges to make larger contributions toward their pensions.

Both questions will appear on the Nov. 6 general election ballot.

The poll found that 72 percent of likely voters support the $750 million “Build Our Future Bond Act,” while 21 percent oppose it and 8 percent either are not sure, don’t know, or refuse to answer.

Universities and colleges receiving funds must provide a 25 percent match of the capital funding for projects under the Bond Act.

The poll was conducted with 811 likely voters from Oct. 12-18.

 “Certainly opinions can change, but with less than three weeks to election day, likely New Jersey voters have expressed their strong support for the higher education bond act,” said Daniel J. Douglas, director of the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy.

By a majority, but by a lesser margin, likely New Jersey voters favor the Public Question that allows changes in compensation for judges with 62 percent favoring the change in the New Jersey Constitution, 30 percent opposed and 9 percent not sure/don’t know/refuse to answer.

The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent.

 

Poll: Support for higher-ed bond act, increased judicial pension contributions